Scholarcy Library User Guide

Follow this guide to get up and running with Scholarcy. We also have a useful list of FAQs. And if you like tweaking things, detailed information on how to become a power user by customising your settings!

Import a file

You can add PDF, Word, HTML, XML or Powerpoint files to your web library, and our AI engine will convert them into summary flashcards that you can store, export, share and annotate on any device.

Documents can be imported into your Scholarcy Library in the following ways:

1. Click the green Import button at the top right hand corner of your library and select from one of the options below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. There are a few ways you can import files into Scholarcy.

 

i) Copy and paste a publicly accessible URL or import via Dropbox or Google Drive:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ii)  Drag and drop a file or browse from your local folders and upload

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iii) Paste up to 5000 characters of plain text into the text pane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjust your settings

Scholarcy is very customisable! Settings can be found on the navigation at the left of your library. Remember to click Save after changing your settings:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Turn structured summary off/on: Scholarcy’s structured summary gives an overall summary of the paper broken down by Introduction, Methods, Results and Conclusion.
  • Change the length of your summaries and the number of key highlights.
  • Turn Figure and Table extraction off/on: Extraction of tables and figures is turned off by default – these can be turned on but may slow the processing of a paper down slightly.
  • Change the summary engine to V2 if you want to summarise book chapters.

For a full description of all the settings available, see our detailed guide.

 

Overview of a summary flashcard

View key concepts and highlights to get a quick snapshot of the main themes. Click on key concepts to look up definitions. You can also now edit key concepts and their links:

 

 

 

 

 

You can also edit, delete and add highlights:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Read the structured Scholarcy summary for a more detailed overview. You can also now edit this summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Get a quick view of all tables and figures included in the paper or chapter.

a. Create a new library for each subject or topic, eg: Neurobiology and move summary cards from your main library to your subject libraries to make them easier to find.

You can delete a library by clicking on the trashcan icon next to the library name in the left-hand menu. For safety, only an empty library can be deleted.

b. Create folders within each library to refine your structure further, eg. Within the Neurobiology Library, add folders for conditions eg ‘Epilepsy’, ‘Alzheimers’ etc

Re-order your flashcards within a library or folder to make them easier to find eg. by date added, alphabetically tec. Do this by clicking on the headings at the top of each column.

You can also reorder individual records by dragging and dropping them. You can reorder your Libraries (left-hand menu) by dragging and dropping.

d. Move flashcards between libraries and folders.

Move flashcards between folders  Select a folder

e. Upload folders of documents straight from your Dropbox or Google Drive account to build up your library quickly. Summary cards will be generated from multiple files at once (this may take a few minutes depending on the number of files) and will be added to the Scholarcy folder or library that you’re currently in.

Import from Google Drive

f. Search across folders and libraries: when you start typing in the Search bar, two icons appear. Click on the left-hand magnifying glass to search in the current folder or library; click on the right-hand magnifying glass to search across all folders and libraries. You can also search by main section. Type the section name followed by : and the search term. You can search in Introduction, Methods, Results, Discussion, or Conclusion. For example: ‘Methods: Generative Adversarial Networks’.

Search across libraries and folders

Find all cited papers quickly and easily by clicking on citation links within the References section of the flashcard.

Link to the full text of each reference

a. If you just want a quick summary of a cited paper, simply hover over the reference and click on the ‘r’ icon next to the citation and the main points of that cited paper will pop up in a separate window.

Summarise the findings of citations

b. Download the entire bibliography of a paper or book chapter from the References section of your summary flashcard and export to a RIS file. You can import this straight into your favourite reference manager.

Export references to RIS or BibTeX

Import references into your favourite reference manager

a. Export multiple tables to a single Excel spreadsheet to see workings, calculations and tabular data more clearly.

Extract tables to Excel

b. View more detailed images of figures.

Zoom in on figures

Zoom in on figures

c. Click on any cited source link within the summary, highlights or references section to see the full text of that paper, then quickly summarise it using Scholarcy’s Chrome extension and save to your library.

a. Export your summary flashcard to Word. Simply select the flashcard you want to export by checking the box next to it and hit ‘Export’. This will download a Word file that you can edit and save:

Export to Word

b. Edit flashcard metadata. Change the file name, title, author and year of the paper by clicking on the edit icon next to the flashcard.

Edit flashcard metadata

Edit metadata

c. Add your own notes to a flashcard.

Show notes

Add a note

If you change your Column settings to show Notes in the Library view:

Change Columns settings

Then you can click on links in your Notes directly from the list of flashcards:

Show notes in Library view

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